CRAWFORD, Colo. – While the drought has closed many reservoirs for boating, Crawford State Park remains open to boating. The lake has been dropping and the Iron Creek boat ramp is closed, said Senior Ranger Scott Rist, but the Peninsula boat ramp is still open and has about 15 feet of water on it, ensuring the lake will stay open to boating for a while.
“The fishing for northern pike, catfish, and crappie is great right now,” said Rist. “With good fishing and water levels high enough to boat and ski, now is a good time to get out and enjoy the reservoir before the summer is over.”
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